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Feb 5, 2013 12:00am PST
are clear. they understand in this difficult economy you do not cut social security or disability programs. you do not head -- you do not cut medicare or medicaid. if the president were to go forward and say, we are not going to balance the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable, but we are going to look for hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue from those companies that are stashing their money in the cayman islands or bermuda or other tax havens. we are going to take on hard look at all corporate loopholes. we are going to look at the absurdity of continuing to give tax breaks and subsidies to the largest oil companies, who are enormously profitable. the bottom line is the president should be doing -- it is not hard politics. it is what the american people want. they want jobs. they want infrastructure. people want, in terms of deficit reduction, large corporate. these guys on wall street making huge amounts of money. the american people are pretty clear across the political spectrum that they want those to help us through deficit reduction, not elderly people, not chil
Feb 6, 2013 8:00am EST
communitarian. they help each other. they worked together, but once you put them in a cash economy, competition becomes very tense for a few resources. tavis: what entity, individual branch would you point the finger at for who is responsible for this continuing chaos? >> mother nature had a role in it, but he was already having trouble functioning before the earthquake struck. i hate to point the finger, but along difficult relationship with the united states is definitely a reason. finger at e haitian revolution. it ended with victorious former slaves having defeated napoleon bonaparte. this was a shock to the united states, and as frederick douglass says, the u.s. has not forgiven heydey for being black. i think we could point to the revolution. it placed haiti firmly in the way of the united states until 1867 when he was first recognized, after the revolution. -- when haiti was first recognized, after the revolution. >> douglas said that a long time ago, which leads to the question that we still have not forgiven haiti for being black and independent. >> i think it is true, but haiti has pl
Feb 1, 2013 1:00am EST
in talking about the economy, if we apply that kind of short-term perspective to directing genetic changes for short-term benefit that propagate down through all future generations in perpetuity without considering the affects over the longer term, that is extremely dangerous. and it's not that complicated. we just need to assert our ability as a free people to say wait a minute, we have some value. we have some human equities at stake that need to be protected. it's not all short term greed to rake in whatever we can and the future generations be damned. no. the powers of the technology grants to us now, we can't operate that way. >> rose: yeah. so we need to look. let me end this by the following. final paragraph. human civilization has reached a fork in the road. we have long traveled. one of two paths must be chosen. both lead us into the unknown but one leads towards the destruction of the climate balance on which we depend. the depletion of replacable resources that sustain us, the degradation of u leakly-- uniquely human values and the pont that civilization as we know it co
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8 (some duplicates have been removed)